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Rural cottage near Saintes

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

This is a spacious and very comfortable cottage

This is a spacious and very comfortable cottage set in the grounds of a 19th century Manor house, tastefully restored. Consists of two large bedrooms, sleeping 5 (plus cot for baby), bathroom, large living room (40m2), kitchen and dining room. Outside there is an al fresco dining/BBQ area and extensive gardens for children to play in, including a tree-house with slide. There is also a large sun-deck area with pool (hexagonal 5m).

The gite is situated in a rural setting close Port d'Envaux and the Charente river, in a small hamlet of 10 houses, just 10 minutes drive north of the historic roman city of Saintes. Local boulangerie : 10-minute walk, local grocery shop in Port d'Envaux : 2-minute drive. The magnificent Chateau de la Roche Courbon is just a 10-minute drive.

Guests really appreciate this ideal central location: 30 minutes from historic Cognac and 30 minutes from Royan and beautiful sandy beaches (45 minutes). The beautiful town of La Rochelle is just under an hour away and you can also spend great days out visiting the unspoilt islands of Ile de Ré, ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madame, as well as the famous “Fort Boyard”.

The Charente-Maritime also offers a wide variety of tourist attractions: charming villages, magnificent chateaus, historic forts and gastronomic delights.

For cyclists, there are hundreds of kilometres of cycling paths for mountain bikes and classical bikes going through beautiful pine forests and along breath-taking coastlines.

For the children : several go-ape/zip-wire centres ('acrobranche') , Futuroscope theme park (near Poitiers), various water parks, aquarium in La Rochelle, one of the most well known zoos of Europe at La Palmyre, and of course miles of beautiful sandy beaches....

Take a quick boat trip across the Gironde estuary to visit the beautiful Medoc wine region, or even visit the grand city of Bordeaux, just over an hour's drive away.

The nearest airports are: La Rochelle (50 minutes), Poitiers (1.25 hours) and Bordeaux (1.25 hours). The gite is situated close to the A10 motorway with the nearest exits at Saintes (10 minutes) and Saint Jean d'Angély (20 minutes).

More Details

Owner
Andrew Haine
Member since: 2016
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 August, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
67 Kilometres
La Rochelle
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Ferry
488 Kilometres
Caen
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Saintes
Nearest Motorway
11 Kilometres
A10
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Port d'Envaux
Nearest Beach
47 Kilometres
Royan
Car: necessary

Guests really appreciate this ideal central location: 30 minutes from historic Cognac and 30 minutes from Royan and beautiful sandy beaches (45 minutes). The beautiful town of La Rochelle is just under an hour away and you can also spend great days out visiting the unspoilt islands of Ile de Ré, ile d'Oleron, Ile d'Aix and Ile Madame, as well as the famous “Fort Boyard”.

The Charente-Maritime also offers a wide variety of tourist attractions: charming villages, magnificent chateaus, historic forts and gastronomic delights.

For cyclists, there are hundreds of kilometres of cycling paths for mountain bikes and classical bikes going through beautiful pine forests and along breath-taking coastlines.

For the children : several go-ape/zip-wire centres ('acrobranche') , Futuroscope theme park (near Poitiers), various water parks, aquarium in La Rochelle, one of the most well known zoos of Europe at La Palmyre, and of course miles of beautiful sandy beaches....

Take a quick boat trip across the Gironde estuary to visit the beautiful Medoc wine region, or even visit the grand city of Bordeaux, just over an hour's drive away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Port-d'Envaux in Charente-Maritime

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Reviews

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(5 traveller reviews)

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Rural cottage near Saintes
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
4

Relaxing 2 weeks holiday .

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was spacious ,and comfortable . Although only 2 of us staying . it definitely met the criteria stated for up to 5 persons . All the facilities were in good working order , and covered all our needs . A nice large garden with an outside dining area , good shady spaces to recline , although the unsettled weather being such , there were few occasions when the opportunity arose . This also included use of the pool . However this did not detract from the holiday as there were many interesting places to visit all within reasonable distance .. The host Andrew was welcoming , and helpful .

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you to stay. Hope to welcome you back again sometime! Andrew
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5

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time at Gite Ecureuil. Owner was always there if we needed anything but also left us to enjoy our holiday. Gite had everything we needed and my young children loved the grounds to play. The pool being on the raised decking is perfect for little ones. Such a relaxing location but within a short drive of loads of great places to visit. The local Super U just 15 mins drive is huge and had everything we needed. Would definitely like to return in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, it was a pleasure having you to stay! Hope to see you again sometime. A
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3

Jolie maison avec le charme de l ancien

  • 3 of 5

Un endroit très agréable avec tout ce qu'il faut pour passer de bonnes vacances .Un propriétaire arrangeant

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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5

Bonnes vacances en charente-maritime

  • 5 of 5

Belle maison dans cadre agreable, accueil sympathique et familiale. Merci beaucoup! A l'annee prochaine.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Soignies,Belgique
4

Très jolie maison, mais.....

  • 4 of 5

Très jolie maison, fort spacieuse, mais l'accueil des propriétaires était plus que glacial, nous avions l'impréssion d'êtres des intrus dans leur propriété, ils nous évitaient. Dommage que la maison est si près de l'autoroute !

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Port-d'Envaux, Charente-Maritime

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 28 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£100
£660
£2,580
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£380
for 3 nights
From
£100
£780
£2,880
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £300
Cleaning £80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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